[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Israel Report August 2013

Cornelius Kibelka jckibelka at gmail.com
Thu Sep 12 21:55:19 UTC 2013

Hi Chen,

thanks for the report!

Just a question: the images you got released, where do I find them on
Commons? Is it https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:GLAM_in_Israel?
Or did I miss something?

However, I love your efforts regarding GLAM partnerships, especially the
Help Desk in the Library or the talks with the Broadcasting Authority.
Congratulations :)


Cornelius Kibelka

Mobile: +49-1520-7226062
Twitter: @jaancornelius

On 12 September 2013 21:56, Chen Davidi <chen at wikimedia.org.il> wrote:

> Hey,
> Here is Wikimedia Israel report for August 2013:
> *Wikimania Hong Kong 2013*
>    - On August 2013, Wikimedia Israel representatives attended the
>    Wikimania International conference held in Hong Kong. Wikimedia Israel had
>    2 board members and one employee at the conference, and we were also able
>    to give 5 full travel and participation grants and another 1 partial
>    scholarship to the association volunteers.
> *Program activities *
> *GLAM*
>    - On August 1, we had our second editing workshop to the consulting
>    workers in the National Library in Jerusalem.
>    - On August 28, we had a WikiCommons workshop to the general public,
>    participated by over 30 people. In this workshop, we focused on the release
>    of images from past wars and military battles in the history of Israel,
>    such as "Operation Horev" and " Operation Uvda".
>    - Following this workshop, and thanks to the extensive GLAM  activity
>    at the  National Library in Jerusalem, we were able to release, freely
>    licensed, dozens of historical photos and embed them in Wikipedia articles.
> *Other important GLAM achievements that took place this month as a result
> of the cooperation:*
>    - Establishment of a new dedicated  help desk<https://he.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D7%95%D7%99%D7%A7%D7%99%D7%A4%D7%93%D7%99%D7%94:%D7%93%D7%9C%D7%A4%D7%A7_%D7%94%D7%99%D7%A2%D7%A5_%D7%A9%D7%9C_%D7%94%D7%A1%D7%A4%D7%A8%D7%99%D7%99%D7%94_%D7%94%D7%9C%D7%90%D7%95%D7%9E%D7%99%D7%AA> of
>    the National Library in Jerusalem - designed to answer questions from
>    readers and Wikipidians to advise and support writing articles. These
>    questions will be transferred to the librarians of the National Library,
>    and be given a response within seven days.
>    - Establishment of the National Library portal page<https://he.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D7%A4%D7%95%D7%A8%D7%98%D7%9C:%D7%94%D7%A1%D7%A4%D7%A8%D7%99%D7%99%D7%94_%D7%94%D7%9C%D7%90%D7%95%D7%9E%D7%99%D7%AA>
>     at the Hebrew Wikipedia – contains information on collections,
>    photographs and history of the library.
>    - As of June 2013, Dror Avi, Wikipedian in residence at the National
>    Library, maintains an active page on Wikipedia – Out of Wikipedian's Diary
>    - devoted to anecdotes, thoughts and special stories from the current GLAM
>    activities. You can view it here.<https://he.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D7%95%D7%99%D7%A7%D7%99%D7%A4%D7%93%D7%99%D7%94:%D7%9E%D7%99%D7%96%D7%9E%D7%99_%D7%95%D7%99%D7%A7%D7%99%D7%A4%D7%93%D7%99%D7%94/%D7%92%D7%9C%D7%90%D7%9D/%D7%94%D7%A1%D7%A4%D7%A8%D7%99%D7%99%D7%94_%D7%94%D7%9C%D7%90%D7%95%D7%9E%D7%99%D7%AA/%D7%95%D7%99%D7%A7%D7%99%D7%A4%D7%93_%D7%94%D7%91%D7%99%D7%AA>
> *Elef Milim (Thousand Words Tours)*
>    - On August 16, a "thousand words"  tour was held at the historic City
>    of David in Jerusalem and at the Western Wall. 50 Wikipedians participated
>    at the tour, and there were over 450 new photos uploaded to Wiki Commons.
>  *Lectures and Academic Partnerships*
> *“What is Wikipedia” lectures:*
>    - On August 6, Wikipedia lecture was held for the organization "Peace
>    Now" (Shalom Achshav) attended by 20 participants. Later on, an editing
>    workshop was also held and attended by about 10 organization activists.
>    - On August 20, we had a Wikipedia lecture for 30 employees of a
>    company that provides computer services to the International Bank of Israel.
>    - On 19, we had a Wikicommons Workshop for the Israeli Navy personnel
>    at the University of Haifa.  As a part of the Glam project at the Younes &
>    Soraya Nazarian library, at the University of Haifa, the library hosted 15
>    members of the "preserves marine heritage" group, and members of the Alumni
>    Association of Naval Officers School, for a writing Wikipedia practical
>    workshop in cooperation with the sailor's organization. The event began
>    with a lecture on 'writing on Wikipedia' and was followed by a writing
>    workshop for beginners with the help of our veteran Wikipedia writers. The
>    workshop focused on writing articles ​​associated with the Navy and Israeli
>    Shipping history.
> *Meetings and new initiatives*
>    - On this August, we also started a new and original collaboration at
>    the Comic and caricature Museum in Holon, as part of the previous
>    collaborator with the Department of Culture and Education of the
>    municipality. We hope to release pictures and information about historical
>    and political caricatures, mapping missing articles and​​ media lists. We
>    expect that cooperation will deepen and yield new and original projects.
>    - On early August we had a meeting with the Spokesperson Department of
>    the Israeli Broadcasting Authority. The purpose of the meeting was to
>    motivate cooperation in favor of releasing audio and video content as well
>    as releasing free licensed images of the Broadcasting Authority workers.
>    - Further cooperation in the making is a joint project with the Israel
>    Philharmonic Orchestra, in favor  of releasing free images and content of
>    Israeli composers and artists, as well as musical materials.
>    - This month we also had a meeting regarding a new educational project
>    in cooperation with representatives of the Director of Education and
>    Culture Municipality of Be'er Sheva, Israel. The project's goal is to
>    motivate pupils and schools in the city, to take part in writing articles
>    about the historic city of Beer Sheva (important figures in the history of
>    the city, its institutions, etc.).
> *Jewish New Year*
> On the occasion of the Jewish New Year, a number of activities were made
> to mention the New Year, as part of existing collaborations.
>    - As a part of the cooperation between Wikimedia Israel and the
>    National Library in Jerusalem, a number of "Happy New Year" postcards,
>    hundreds of years old,  were uploaded on WikiCommons . You can view
>    them here.<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:National_Library_of_Israel/Images#Rosh_HaShanna>
>    - Also, as part of a new cooperation with the National Sound Archive –
>    Archive containing collections records of books, recordings music and
>    musical notes from the various Jewish communities, freely licensed files
>    were released, containing rare ancient Jewish prayers for Rosh Hashanah and
>    Yom Kippur.  listen to them here.<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:National_Library_of_Israel/Audio>
>    .
> *150,000 articles to Hebrew Wikipedia*
> Another important achievement is that the Hebrew Wikipedia crossed the 150
> thousand articles last August.
> The event was noted by media coverage and by replacing the Wikipedia
> symbol to a temporary new one, designed by Wikimedia volunteer and you
> can watch it here.<http://kcs.pc.co.il/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/wikipedia300.jpg>
> *Leadership Updates*
> This month we had a Working meeting for the Executive Committee.  On
> August 23, the board of Wikimedia Israel, along with the new ED , Michal
> Lester to engage in strategic planning for 2014. The meeting focused on
> building a work plan, the budget and SWOT analysis.
> Prior to joining Wikimedia, Michal served as regional director and head of
> two national programs at JDC’s  Centers for Young Adults (CYA). In this
> capacity, she was responsible for all the activities of all 10 CYAs in the
> central region of Israel. Previously, within the scope of her activities at
> the JDC, Michal established and managed The Penni and Stephen Weinberg
> Center for Lay Leadership. The center is the first-of-its-kind in Israel
> being dedicated to lay leadership growth and change. She serves as a board
> member at Jindas, the nonprofit organization for urban renewal in the city
> of Lod. Earlier, she served as co-chair of ”Women to their Bodies”, a
> women's NGO working to promote comprehensive social change in regard of the
> health attitudes of Israeli women, both Jewish and Arab.
> *Press coverage*
>    - 4.7 – יוצרים ערך: גיא בר וגדעון עמיחי בקמפיין משותף לחגיגות העשור של
>    ויקיפדיה <http://ice.co.il/article/view/366161>  (ICE).
>    - 7.7 – מהשנה הבאה: תלמידים יערכו ערכים בוויקיפדיה<http://www.nrg.co.il/online/1/ART2/497/081.html?hp=1&cat=402> (NRG Maariv).
>    - 11.7 – מבזק הטכנולוגיה: סערת השנאוצר של לפיד<http://www.mako.co.il/news-channel2/Six-Newscast/Article-90b7a87210e6041004.htm>- (Mako News).
>    - 12.7 – פ <http://www.pc.co.il/?p=127998>רויקט של ויקימדיה ישראל
>    לתיעוד וצילום תמונות אוויר של המדינה הוכתר כ- "המגניב והייחודי" ל – 2013<http://www.pc.co.il/?p=127998>– (WikiAir – PC News).
>    - 18.7 – ערכים בויקיפדיה הופכים לצלילים  - Listen to Wikipedia<http://www.gadgety.co.il/74774/listen-to-wikipedia-%D7%A2%D7%A8%D7%9B%D7%99%D7%9D-%D7%91%D7%95%D7%99%D7%A7%D7%A4%D7%99%D7%93%D7%99%D7%94-%D7%94%D7%95%D7%A4%D7%9B%D7%99%D7%9D-%D7%9C%D7%A6%D7%9C%D7%99%D7%9C%D7%99%D7%9D/> (Gadgety).
>    - 19.7 – ליצור ביחד ברשת ולוותר על האגו<http://www.haaretz.co.il/.premium-1.2096003>– (Haaretz)
>    - 29.7 – הערך ה-150 אלף נכתב בוויקיפדיה<http://www.inn.co.il/News/News.aspx/261627>- (Computers and Technology Channel 7).
>    - 5.7 - Wikipedia founder against censoring Porn<http://www.themarker.com/wallstreet/1.2089892>( The Guardian - The Marker).
>    - 19.7 – ?האם עריכת ערכים בוויקיפדיה אגרסיבית מדי לטעמן של נשים<http://www.themarker.com/wallstreet/1.2101143>- (The Marker). Sue Gardner refers to 'Why are there fewer women editors on
>    Wikipedia?'
> *Blog posts this month*
>    - August 4<http://www.wikimedia.org.il/%D7%92%D7%9C%D7%90%D7%9D-%D7%94%D7%A1%D7%A4%D7%A8%D7%99%D7%99%D7%94-%D7%94%D7%9C%D7%90%D7%95%D7%9E%D7%99%D7%AA-%D7%97%D7%92%D7%99%D7%92%D7%95%D7%AA-%D7%A9%D7%91%D7%95%D7%A2-%D7%94%D7%A1%D7%A4/>- celebrating the Hebrew Book Week in a joint event with the National
>    Library in Jerusalem. Written by Shani Evenstein, Wikimedia Israel Board
>    Member and GLAM coordinator.
>    - August 5<http://www.wikimedia.org.il/%D7%AA%D7%A2%D7%9C%D7%95%D7%9E%D7%AA-%D7%9B%D7%A5-%D7%95%D7%9B%D7%A5-%D7%9E%D7%99%D7%95%D7%9E%D7%A0%D7%95-%D7%A9%D7%9C-%D7%95%D7%99%D7%A7%D7%99%D7%A4%D7%93-%D7%91%D7%99%D7%AA-%D7%91%D7%9E%D7%95/>- "from a Wikipedian's diary"  - about the Cooperation with the Information
>    Center for Israeli Art at the Israel Museum.  Written by Shani Evenstein
>    and Yair Talmor.
>    - August 11<http://www.wikimedia.org.il/%D7%A4%D7%A8%D7%95%D7%99%D7%A7%D7%98-%D7%95%D7%99%D7%A7%D7%99%D7%90%D7%95%D7%95%D7%99%D7%A8-%D7%A9%D7%9C-%D7%95%D7%99%D7%A7%D7%99%D7%A4%D7%93%D7%99%D7%94-%D7%94%D7%95%D7%9B%D7%AA%D7%A8-%D7%94-2/>-  Wiki Air project was announced at the Hong Kong Wikimania conference, as
>    the "cool and unique" project of the Wikimedia Foundation for  2013.
>    Written by Chen Davidi, Wikimedia Israel Activity Coordinator
>    - August 18<http://www.wikimedia.org.il/%D7%99%D7%95%D7%96%D7%9D-%D7%95%D7%99%D7%A7%D7%99%D7%90%D7%95%D7%95%D7%99%D7%A8-%D7%9E%D7%A1%D7%A4%D7%A8-%D7%A2%D7%9C-%D7%94%D7%A4%D7%A8%D7%95%D7%99%D7%A7%D7%98-%D7%95%D7%A2%D7%9C-%D7%96%D7%9B/>- Initiator and project coordinator of Wiki Air, tells  about the project
>    and his winning as the cool and unique project competition, of the global
>    Wikimedia movement. Written by Amos Meron, Wiki Air initiator.
>  *Upcoming activities*
> *September:
> *
>    - 1.9 – Board meeting.
>    - 3.9 - Guidance meeting with heritage sites managers towards WLM
>    competition.
>    - 9.9 - Wikipedia lecture for the IDF Spokesperson officers course.
>    - 11.9 - Board meeting.
>    - 12.9 - Wikimedia booth at the " scientists Night " event at the
>    National Museum of Science.
>    - 15.9 - The opening of WLM competition.
>    - 16.9 - General Assembly.
>    - 18, 20, 25, 27/9 – WLM tours.
>    - 18,24/9 - Professional Photography Tutorials towards WLM competition.
> *October:*
>    - 4, 11/10 - WLM tours.
>    - 24.10 - "What is Wikipedia?" Lecture, at the department of Gender
>    Studies at Tel Aviv University.
>    - 25.10 - Thousand words tour to the northern Golan Heights.
>    - 30.10 - Editing Marathon to veteran Wikipedians, and an editing
>    workshop to the general public.
> Regards,
> Chen Davidi
>  Activity Coordinator
> Wikimedia Israel
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